Publication Date: September 1st, 2011
Publication Type(s): Policy Brief
Topic(s): Hospitals and Clinics, Post-acute Care, Quality
Author(s): Town, R., Gregg, W., Moscovice, I., Prasad, S., Klingner, J.
This report and policy brief will:
- assess the financial and quality challenges—and potential unintended consequences for rural providers and patients—of implementing bundled payments for acute and post-acute care episodes;
- explore the possible impact on quality of care delivered under a facility-physician bundled payment system;
- describe potential modifications to current bundling proposals and additional steps CMS could take that will help address rural-specific issues.